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911 caller: Cary man was shot

Posted May 10, 2015

Cary police conduct death investigation at shopping center

— A witness who discovered a man dead in his car at a Cary shopping center Saturday described a disturbing scene to 911 call-takers.

Police have not said how 72-year-old Luciano Mariano Andia died, but a recording of the emergency call released Sunday indicates that he was shot.

"Somebody shot this man out here in this car," the caller said. "There's another vehicle sitting beside it with holes shot clean out the windows."

The caller, whose identity was not released, said it took a moment to realize the man in the car was not alive.

Andia was found at the High House Crossing shopping center on N.C. Highway 55. His death is Cary's first homicide of the year.

Andia's body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest.


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  • Patrick Demby May 11, 2015
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    Can we chalk this up to the 'diversity is wonderful' mantra that Dems and Libs like to espouse when designating these types of housing in established safe, calm communities?

  • Jeff Abbott May 11, 2015
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    He is. Buckingham Court is definitely Section 8 housing in Cary. This man is vile filth.

  • Angie Cox May 11, 2015
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    I wouldn't live in Cary if it were free. the people are too snooty.

  • Patrick Demby May 11, 2015
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    Welp, suspect is from Cary.

    Over/under he's from the parts Joesph Roberts speculated he'd be from?

  • Jason Grantham May 11, 2015
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    Demographics is the reason their violent crime rates are low each year. To try and attribute it to anything else is just reaching.

  • Nicole Blalock May 10, 2015
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    [quote=14635627]Post by Justin Muelleri kn
    I know that statically crime is higher among lower income and education, but to automatically assume that this murder was committed by the above mentioned is igornant. In reality, it is not known if the muderer is from Cary. Actually, the public knows very little. The earlier comment was a biased statement.

  • Justin Mueller May 10, 2015
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    @Nicole , Jo's comment is not "completely ignorant" as there is validity in it. There is a connection between financial deprivation and crime and that connection is positively correlated. I agree with you in the sense not all crimes, or rather "murders", are committed by low income persons, however it does account for a very significant portion of it >50%. You recommend Jo to "step outside your world and step into reality", I recommend you to take that same "step" back and take what Jo wrote for what was actually written and not what you are implying he meant by it.

  • Jason Grantham May 10, 2015
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    So why didnt the town initially say he was shot if they knew? Stop being worried about stats and image and do your jobs and be honest with the public.

  • John Tavolacci May 10, 2015
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    I couldn't agree with you more Nicole, well said!

  • Al Smith May 10, 2015
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    Never used to see this in Cary until they started building those low income housing apartments on the outskirts. Especially on that side of town.